Salad Table

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Project by Kirk Lewellen posted 09-12-2011 02:51 AM 4341 views 24 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new salad table. I discovered this project at the Maryland University Agriculture web site. It is a table built from recalimed wood about 4” deep. The bottom was covered in Aluminum door screen then lined with Newspaper to allow the water to flow through. The table is painted with some cheap “barn/fence” paint but it looks great and functions well. I have lettuce, radishes, and spinich planted expect to harvest every 30-40 days.!

Below are pictures at 23 days after planting

-- Kirk Lewellen, Murfreesboro, TN

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#1 posted 09-12-2011 02:58 AM

Great idea, Maybe I will build one as well. My wife and I just went on a juice fast and it calls for a lot of greens. Thanks

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#2 posted 09-12-2011 04:55 AM

Kirk that is a really neat table. You can grow the small veggies and you don’t have to bend down all the time.
Man you can recycle most anything into making one, too.
Thanks for sharing the idea!!...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-12-2011 05:44 PM

Great idea !!

Thanks for sharing !!!

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#4 posted 09-12-2011 06:00 PM

Interesting….Only 4” of soil? I am really curious how these veggies turn out!
Thanks for posting

-- Childress Woodworks

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Kirk Lewellen

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#5 posted 09-12-2011 06:27 PM

Take a look at the Maryland web site, they have a better explanation of the salad table and examples of all sorts of stuff growing in 4” of soil….

-- Kirk Lewellen, Murfreesboro, TN

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#6 posted 08-01-2013 02:29 PM

This is SUCH a cool idea for those of us who have a limited amount of space – or no space – for a garden! Thanks for the inspiration :)

-- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. However, when you can, you should with wood!

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#7 posted 08-01-2013 02:39 PM

That’s a real nice project and obviously has a practical purpose. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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